Waiver Wire: Week 14

The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. The following players are all rostered in under 50% based on ESPN’s leagues. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.  


Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (36.5 % Rostered)

    We know Goff is capable of when the matchup is right, and this week against the Vikings should be one of those kinds of matchups. Goff has looked great over the last two weeks and is coming into a matchup that has an over/under of 53 points right now. I usually like Goff as a floor play but I could definitely see him offering a high ceiling this week. If you need a bye-week fill-in/ streaming option, Goff would be my top pick at the QB position this week. He is a high-end QB2 with an upside this week. 

Tyler Huntley, QB, Baltimore Ravens (15.3 % Rostered)

    Huntley is the starting QB once again for the Ravens, at least for this week. We have seen Huntley succeed from a fantasy standpoint before and he should continue to offer the same kind of production this year. It is rare to be able to find a decent running QB off of the waivers, and that is exactly what you are able to find in Huntley this week. He offers a solid floor and massive upside due to his ability to rack up yardage with his legs. The matchup against the Steelers this week is also pretty good and Huntley should be able to fill the void at the QB position for your rosters. Huntley is a high-end QB2 in week 14.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (10.8% Rostered)

     Tannehill hasn’t been the most consistent option this year but still has the ability to be a streaming option in good matchups. This week’s matchup against the Jaguars should allow Tannehill to be worthy of a start if you are in a tough spot. The Jaguars are 26th against the QB position and have been giving up plenty of yards to opposing QBs. Tannehill is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside this week. 

Running Back

Zonovan Knight, RB, New York Jets (48.2 % Rostered)

 Knight received the bulk of the carries last week for the Jets and that should not change this week against the Bills. Although the matchup is not great, Knight should receive big enough work to be a startable asset this week. If you are in need of an RB/flex-start, Knight would be my top add-on for the week. He is a low-end RB2 with an upside in week 14. 

James Cook, RB, Buffalo Bills (40.4 % Rostered)

 Cook is a very interesting player right now, especially since it looks like he took over the Bills backfield in week 14. The reason I don’t have Cook above Knight is that we all know how volatile the RB position can be for the Bills. I would certainly add Cook this week, but I would be a little hesitant to throw him right into my lineup unless I didn’t have any other choice. If he continues to put up numbers like he did last week then Cook may very well turn out to be an end-of-year league winner. Cook is a mid-tier flex option against the Jets this week. 

Jerick Mckinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (29.4 % Rostered)

 Mckinnon is obviously not the lead back for the Chiefs but that doesn’t mean that he can’t offer upside for your roster. Mckinnon is getting plenty of work in the passing game and there is no reason why he can’t continue to have success. If you are in need of a bye-week fill or just want some RB depth, I would highly recommend picking up Mckinnon this week. He is a flex option with an upside, especially in PPR leagues. 

** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is always a good decision if you have the space to do so.**


Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Samaje Perine, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens
  • Ameer Abdullah, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers
  • Travis Homer, RB, Seattle Seahawks
  • Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Wide Receiver

Zay Jones,  WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (31.4% Rostered)

Jones disappointed those who started him last week as he wasn’t able to get anything going. The good news is that Jones still received a heavy number of targets and should continue to do so against the Titans this week. The Titans are terrible against the WR position, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Jones to bounce back this week. Jones is a high-end flex with an upside this week. 

Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans (37.5% Rostered)

     Burks had been great as of late and then was knocked out of this past week’s game with a bad concussion, which ultimately ended his day in week 13. Burks is currently still in the concussion protocol, so it is not definite as to whether or not he will be able to play this week. Regardless, he should be added in all formats. When healthy he offers a massive upside that would be hard to find on the waiver wire. Burks is a high-end flex option going forward.

Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants (12.5%Rostered)

    Slayton has been the best WR on the Giants for the majority of the season. He has been extremely reliable and hasn’t posted fewer than 7.5 since week 6. He has been flying under the radar and I think he will finally get the recognition that he deserves going forward. This week’s matchup against the Eagles isn’t ideal and I would consider benching him this week if you can. Regardless, I would recommend adding Slayton for your playoff stretch. He is a great flex option going forward.

Honorable Mention(s):

  • Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys
  • Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans
  • Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns
  • Isaiah Mckenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills
  • DeAndre Carter, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
  • MVS, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Tight Ends

Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos (37.7 % Rostered)

    Well, it hurts to say it but I was wrong about Dulcich last week. He was utilized heavily and was a solid TE1 for those who didn’t give up on him in week 13. With Courtland Sutton dealing with an injury, Dulcich should continue to be used heavily going forward. If you are in need of a TE this week, Dulcich would be my top target. He is a mid-tier TE1 in week 14.

Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders(35.5% Rostered)

    Moreau did not produce as we had expected this past week, but that is normal for the tight-end position in fantasy football. He was taken out of the game to be evaluated for a concussion but was able to come back. I expect him to do better this week against the Rams. Moreau is a low-end TE1 with an upside in week 14.

Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (39.1%  Rostered)

    Engram hasn’t been the most consistent TE, but he hasn’t been the worst. Engram has the same upside as most tight ends and offers a bit of a safer floor than most that are still on your waiver wire as well. This week the Jags face the Titans, so Engram should once again receive enough targets to be a streamable asset this week. He is a low-end TE1 in week 14.